Since 2009, Malenkaya Kompaniya, together with the American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR), organizes Olympiadas of Spoken Russian.
The Tenth Olympiada of Spoken Russian
will take place
on Sunday, April 15, 2018
at Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY.
The rules of Olympiada (in Russian)
Participants may be heritage speakers (from Russian-speaking and mixed families) and non-heritage Russian learners. The level depends on the family language and on the way how the child is learning Russian.
The Ninth Olympiada of Spoken Russian took place on April 23, 2017. Sixty-two schoolchildren (from 6 to 16 years old) took part in the contest; fifty of them came in person and twelve participated via Skype. Besides children from tri-state area, the participants included two sisters from Madison, Wisconsin, who flew with their parents to New York in order to participate in the Olympiada. One girl was supposed to fly from Tampa, Florida, but her flight was canceled, and she had to participate via Skype. Eleven children from Massachusetts participated via Skype from their Russian school in the suburbs of Boston.
It will be the Tenth Olympiada, and we want to give nice presents to all children and volunteers. If you want to help and are ready make a donation for the gifts and refreshments for participants, jury members and volunteers – money or donation in kind (books in Russian, toys and souvenirs) please contact us at email@example.com ASAP.
We are a 501 c 3 non-profit organization, and all donations are fully tax-deductible.
Some of the judges and volunteers